tackling health inequalities in Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire
Leamington Spa charity receives over £15,000 funding

A new 18 month project has received £15,299 funding to tackle social and emotional isolation, physical and sensory disability and learning disability.

Painting for Pleasure will use the money to deliver a weekly arts session to disabled, vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged residents of Leamington Spa with the aim of producing an illustrated booklet detailing local services.

It is hoped the programme will allow them to come together to undertake research and learn of services available in their area to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to learn new skills.

Using money raised by HealthThrive CIC, through The Health Lottery, grants have been awarded by People’s Health Trust through Active Communities, a funding programme which invests in local people and groups in communities with great ideas to make their communities even better.

Chris Lunn, Director of HealthThrive, said: “The projects are extremely valuable to a wide range of individuals across this region; we look forward to hearing more about how these initiatives are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.”

John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “We are delighted to be investing in these local organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to grow, live, work and age.”

Active Communities is for community groups and not-for-profit organisations with an income of less than £350,000 a year that are seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 a year, for projects lasting up to two years.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
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